On the Northwest Frontier of India, 1910, the screams of a British officer are heard by a young Scottish subaltern. Ignoring the command to retreat to base, he sets out alone, dagger in hand, to rescue his fellow officer from the Pathan tribesmen.
12 years later the backwash of the tragedy threatens to engulf Detective Joe Sandilands. On a welcome break from his duties, he is spending a fortnight with his old army friend James Lindsay, commander of the British army's fort at Gor Khatri on the Afghan border. It is a delicate situtation and the arrival of an ill-assorted group of visitors causes unrest. When one of the guests, a Pathan prince, is murdered in the night, Joe and James are given seven days in which to arrest and execute the killer. Otherwise the frontier is likely to erupt into war.
"A great blood and guts blockbuster" - The Guardian
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